As you may know from reading some of my latest blogs, I am getting ready to do the Vintage Home Market Show in Richmond. I have been very busy making jewelry, aprons and home decor items for this show as well as planning which antiques to bring. All I can say is that I have not had a lot of time to “play art”. I have managed to snatch a few minutes here and there to make a couple of pieces. Three of these are in one of my art journals and the other was made on 3 magazine pages that were glued together and then covered with gesso. So without further ado, and because I’m still working on last-minute details for the show, here is a quick look at my most current mixed media pieces. Enjoy!
I have been really busy lately getting ready for the Big Flea this weekend in Fredericksburg, however, I have had a little time to “play” art.
I bought myself a box of Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens with some of my Christmas money so I had to try them out. For my non-artsy followers these are kind of like magic markers for adults. Pitt pens use India ink and are blend-able on non-porous surfaces. Oh, and they cost about 10 times more than kids magic markers! Anyway, I’ll show you a couple of things I did with my new toys.
I used the markers to shade around the candles and the words to make them blend better into the page. I also used a brown marker to age the edges of the page.
I also colored these tags with the markers. You can really see how they blend on the cat’s face and on the sunflower’s petals.
Another blog I posted recently showed a cigar box that was given a face lift with vintage wallpaper from a renovation I’m helping with. Here is another box I’ve up-cycled with vintage wallpaper from the same house.
I think it came out as cute as the first one I made.
Lastly I made a journal for a friend of mine who just turned 50. She is of French ancestry and loves French things. She just recently returned from a trip to France.
If you look closely at the top you will see two glass charms I attached to the binding. I just learned how to wire wrap beads and make a rosary loop on the top of beads. Yeah for learning new things and a big shout-out to Carrie Wright for teaching me those techniques!
Well, that is all for this post. I hope you enjoy looking at my new projects and are enjoying creating things yourselves. Stay tuned for my next post in a day or two and I’ll show you a cute St. Patrick’s Day banner I made!